Executive Officer (December 28, 2012 - Present) 
CAPT Leonard E. Reed
Executive Officer

CAPT Reed, raised in Gambrills, Maryland, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1990, where he majored in Political Science and Economics. CAPT Reed was designated a Naval Aviator in 1992.
His last assignment was to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Staff warfare integration group (N00X) and assessments division (N81). In December 2012, CAPT Reed reported to pre-commissioning unit SOMERSET (LPD-25) to serve as the Executive Officer.

CAPT Reed’s operational assignments include Patrol Squadron (VP) 23 Brunswick, Maine; Patrol Squadron (VP) 11 Brunswick, Maine, as maintenance officer; USS Kitty Hawk Yokosuka, Japan, as assistant operations officer; Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 Jacksonville, Florida, as operations officer; Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 Kaneohe, Hawaii as Executive and Commanding Officer and Task Force 57/72 (Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces 5th/7th Fleet), Misawa, Japan, as the operations, plans and requirements officer.
Other assignments include Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5, Brunswick, Maine; the Joint Staff J3 reconnaissance operations division, and the National War College earning a master’s degree in national security strategy.
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